University of Antwerp, Belgium

PhD Student in large-scale molecular data mining

The Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Antwerp are jointly seeking to fill the full-time (100%) vacancy for a Doctoral Grant in the area of large-scale molecular data mining.

The University of Antwerp is a knowledge centre with more than 4000 co-workers.

The Advanced Database Research and Modelling (ADReM) group, part of the Department of Mathematics and Computational Science, and the Biomedical Informatics Research Center Antwerp (Biomina) at the University of Antwerp aim to remove important limitations in the interpretation of big molecular data with cutting-edge data mining technologies. They focus on big data analyses, and have extensive expertise in life science data mining and management, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, molecular networks and computational systems biology.

The Centre of Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a FWO-funded collaboration between the University of Antwerp, Belgium (the Global Health Institute (GHI), department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine (ESOC), and VAXINFECTIO) and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa (DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research and the South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative (SATBBI). The Centre is actively generating and analysing large quantities of molecular data for Mycobacterium tuberculosis such as genome, transcriptome, methylome and proteome data.

Prof Annelies Van Rie (Centre of Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and Prof Kris Laukens (ADReM and Biomina) at the University of Antwerp, are looking to further expand their groups with a PhD candidate that has an interest in applying cutting-edge data science approaches to the study of large-scale molecular data from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The goal is to perform highly multidisciplinary translational research with the ultimate ambition to improve the management and treatment of tuberculosis patients.

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